Test (wrestler)

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Test
Ring name(s) Andrew Martin[1]
Big Foot
Martin Kane[1]
Test
T.J. Thunder[1]
Billed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[1]
Billed weight 280 lb (130 kg)[2]
Born March 17, 1975(1975-03-17)[1]
Whitby, Ontario, Canada[1]
Died March 13, 2009(2009-03-13) (aged 33)[3]
Tampa, Florida, USA
Billed from Toronto, Ontario
Trained by Leo Burke[1]
Dory Funk, Jr.[1]
Bret Hart[1]
Debut 1997[4]
Retired 2008

Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin (March 17, 1975 – March 13, 2009)[3] was a Canadian professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) under the ring name Test. He last worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as "The Punisher" Andrew Martin.[4]

While in the WWF/E Martin was a former European, Hardcore, and Intercontinental champion. In addition to singles success, Martin has won both the WCW Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship with Booker T.

Death[change | change source]

On March 13, 2009, Martin was found dead in his Tampa, Florida home 4 days before his 34th birthday.[5] He is believed to have died the day before. It was ruled that his death was from an accidental overdose of oxycodone.[6]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Wild West Wrestling
    • WWW Heavyweight Championship (one time)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Oliver, G.. "SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Test". Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBios/martin_andrew.html. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  2. "Test Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/t/test.html. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Former WWE Wrestler found dead in Tampa apartment". 10 Connects. http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=102206. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Finch, B. (2007-08-05). "Who Is Andrew Martin Out To Punish In TNA Wrestling?". TNAWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070930030224/http://www.tnawrestling.com/news/fullnews2.php?all=1475. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  5. "Test passes away". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/industrynews/9571148. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  6. Garber, Greg (December 9, 2009). "Doctors: Wrestler had brain damage". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=4724912. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  7. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2001". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://www.profightdb.com/pwi-500/2001.html. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  8. "European Championship - Test (January 22, 2001 - April 01, 2001)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/euro/358862. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  9. "Hardcore Championship - Test (January 17, 2000 - February 24, 2000)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/hard/30445413212111221414113. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  10. "Hardcore Championship - Test (June 16, 2001 - June 25, 2001)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/hard/30445413212111221414121132. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  11. "Intercontinental Championship - Test (November 05, 2001 - November 18, 2001)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/intercontinental/322692. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  12. "World Tag Team Championship - Booker T & Test (November 01, 2001 - November 12, 2001)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/worldtagteam/3044541321314. Retrieved 2013-12-02.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Test's profile on WWE.com